Caring people make the difference at Heritage Park. You can feel it the minute you walk into our community and meet our staff. They are experts in senior care who are not just doing a job, but following a calling. They are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and peace of mind. In fact, they become an extension of your family.
Heritage Park offers a full continuum of housing and senior healthcare solutions designed to accommodate a diversity of lifestyle choices and healthcare requirements. Whether you are looking for nursing home rehabilitation, memory care, long-term, respite or hospice care, Heritage Park is able to give personalized senior care to your loved ones.
Conveniently located in Fort Wayne on Hobson Road, just south of East State Boulevard with easy access to I-69, Heritage Park is close to emergency health care, Parkview Memorial Hospital, shopping centers and restaurants. You will have peace of mind knowing that loved ones are close to important amenities such as hospitals. Call to learn why Heritage Park is the ideal senior care community in Fort Wayne.
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Our Moving Forward program is designed for those striving to restore abilities lost due to stroke, cardiovascular difficulties, orthopedic surgery and other debilitating conditions.
Our person-centered program is tailored to the individual. Moving Forward includes physical, occupational and speech/language therapies and a full range of interdisciplinary support, including doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and others. From therapy and medically integrated programs to our holistic wellness services, we tailor a care plan to improve strength, independence and quality of life.
Exclusively at American Senior Communities, the Road to Recovery program offers the opportunity for our interdisciplinary team, the patient and their family to meet within the first 72 hours after admission to map out their Road to Recovery by identifying discharge goals. Returning home as quickly as possible is always the desire. However, returning home without the proper rehabilitation can greatly increase the chance of seniors experiencing a setback resulting in rehospitalization. Prior to returning home, our team, in partnership with the patient and family, will conduct a comprehensive in-home safety evaluation to ensure patients can successfully navigate their home with confidence. With Moving Forward, our goal is to return our participants home safely with the skills they need to continue life on their own terms.
No matter what your age or health level, our clinicians are skillfully trained and committed to your success. They take time to get to know and understand what motivates you. Based on proven methodologies, you can count on our clinical team to provide the latest treatments, with respect and compassion. Your health and happiness are always our priority.
Physical Therapy focuses primarily on independent mobility, regaining strength and balance, using proper body mechanics and energy saving techniques to better perform mobility tasks.
Occupational Therapy promotes independence with daily living activities like bathing, eating, dressing, self-care and home management tasks. Participants gain strength and coordination while learning to conserve their energy.
The goal of Speech/Language Therapy is to increase functional communication, cognitive skills and teach safe swallowing by introducing diet modifications and special feeding techniques. Therapy may include muscle retraining, compensatory strategies and use of communication devices.
We monitor our senior rehabilitation outcomes and use the data to consistently improve our services.
Upscale benefits in our Moving Forward wing (at selected locations) include private suites, exclusive dining area and courtyard, electric beds, spacious living rooms, elegant family lounge area, cable TV and phones.
Services include wound care, rehabilitation screenings, fall prevention, nursing, contracture management, wheelchair position, mobility training and walking ability programs. Add this to our highly successful strength-building wellness and aerobic conditioning program, and you have an incredible combination that will truly help you Move Forward!
*Services and amenities may vary per location.
Auguste’s Cottage is a structured, research-based memory care program. We utilize a person-centered, wellness-based model of care that incorporates stimulating daily activities to sustain independence and promote a healthy spirit. Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our care community. The concept is to focus on maintaining a secure, home environment where residents have a sense of belonging and meaning each and every day. We offer:
Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our communities. We surround residents with artwork and special personal items from their past to help foster a sense of belonging and cultivate feelings of security. Plants adorn the halls and pets visit frequently. This protected environment fosters dignity and supports autonomy by reducing challenges.
Long-term care includes a variety of services for people who cannot care for themselves for extended lengths of time. Under the guidance of an attending physician, long-term acute care is provided at our long-term care facilities by licensed nurses, specially trained health care aides and a full interdisciplinary care team.
When you or your aging loved one can no longer be cared for in the home, long-term care offers around the clock care by a specially trained team of healthcare professionals. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are also available to ensure our long-term health care residents function at the highest level of independence as possible. The setting is home-like, cheerful, soothing and secure to ensure the highest quality of life is maintained for you or your loved ones.
While it’s natural for caregivers to allow their own needs to get pushed aside, it’s important for them to realize that they deserve a break from their responsibilities in order to properly care for themselves.
This is where senior respite care can make a difference in a caregiver’s life. Respite stays are an option for those who need respite care services for elderly friends or family on a short-term basis. This allows home caregivers the ability to travel, start a new job, recuperate from an illness, or pursue other interests. Many find respite stays are the perfect option for recovery from surgery or hospitalization.
Should a short stay require extended care, we can accommodate that, too. We carefully examine the needs of our respite guests and provide the level of care required to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Family members leave with the confidence that their loved one is safe and in good hands.
Hospice and palliative care for seniors is designed to provide comfort, care, and pain relief for those facing terminal illness. Hospice care involves a team approach to supporting patients and their families with expert medical care and pain management, along with meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of both the patient and the family.
Hospice and palliative care represent a compassionate approach to end-of-life care, assuring the best quality of life and allowing your loved ones to live as comfortably as possible. American Senior Communities partners with local hospice companies to offer comprehensive hospice services, including skilled nursing care, respite care, spiritual and bereavement counseling, medical equipment and supplies, social services, and pharmacy services. By assembling an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers and clergy, we are able to serve the special needs of hospice patients and their families.
Outpatient Therapy at American Senior Communities is a personalized approach to clinically-proven strategies that promote overall better health. By combining highly-trained and compassionate therapists with the latest technologies, our programs are structured to fit your needs. Goals are set and guided by therapists who are committed to excellence, integrity, quality and customer service. Our treatments are designed to increase mobility by reducing inflammation and pain. In coordination with your physician, the best, most personalized care for you is always our highest priority.
• Effective, scientifically proven pain management interventions
• The utilization of new technologies that are effective and make therapy fun
• Physician-approved interventions for post-operative orthopedic and other procedures
• We encourage family and caregiver participation
What is Respite Care?
Pets are an important part of the family at American Senior Communities.
Heritage Park’s Director of Nursing Services, Lisa Terry explained the importance of Medicaid.
ASC Therapies can help you get stronger while living at home.
Heritage Park uses gardening as a fun and therapeutic tool for residents.
ASC employees completed the O2NE program.
American Senior Communities uses innovative strategies to reduce anxiety and stress in residents.
How does American Senior Communities utilize apps to help seniors THRIVE?
Heritage Park to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.
21 Alive reported on the different therapy options offered at Heritage Park.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported on Heritage Park centenarian Dora Ross turning 105!
The Daily Herald reported on centenarian Dora Ross turning 105 at Heritage Park.
The Republic reported on centenarian Dora Ross turning 105 at Heritage Park.
News Sentinel shared the heartwarming tale of an elderly senior who decided to become a volunteer at Heritage Park after receiving therapy.
The Journal Gazette featured volunteer Denny Parker after receiving Heritage Park’s Compassion Award.
21 Alive reported on Heritage Park’s upcoming Nurse Appreciation Event
WANE Reports That Married Couple from Heritage Park Will Take the Honor Flight Together
Melanie Perry, Director of Memory Care Support Services, Talks About the 8 Domains of Wellness in Auguste’s Cottages
Heritage Park Promotes Fun Events for National Nursing Home Week – 21 Alive’s InSight
Heritage Park Memory Care Connecting to the Community on 21 Alive
Elderly Couple Celebrates First Date, Again
Local Couple Gets Help to Re-Create First Date
Decades Later, Couple Re-Creates First Date
Heritage Park Residents Continue to Party Despite Heat Index
Heritage Park Shares Fun Events to Keep Residents Active on 21Alive
Heritage Park Shares How They Keep Residents Active on 21 Alive’s Insight
Heritage Park leaders shares information on respite care
American Senior Communities and Heritage Park would like to acknowledge Dennis Parker as ASC’s Volunteer of the Year 2015 Finalist!
Heritage Park Quest For Excellence Winner 2015
Heritage Park prepares for annual Flag Day parade
Heritage Park hopes to ‘awaken’ Alzheimer’s patients with music
Heritage Park celebrates National Nursing Home Week
Congratulations Clinical Leader of the Year 2013, Lisa Terry, Heritage Park!
Heritage Park, Quest for Excellence Winner 2014
Welcome Home to Heritage Park
“The staff at Heritage Park is wonderful. Everyone was so kind and caring. They made my stay here as enjoyable as it could possibly be. I want to give a big thank you to the therapy department. I appreciate all their hard work to help me reach my goals of going back home with my family.”— Juanita Booker, former resident
“The therapy department of Heritage Park exceeded my expectations for rehabilitation for my mother. The staff showed kindness, compassion and sensitivity to her frail condition. Thanks to them, my mother is able to get back to the things she enjoys at home.”— William Booker, son of former resident
“I can't say enough about the wonderful services Heritage Park provides. The therapy is great! The staff is kind, caring and always willing to help. The food is good, too. I would recommend this place to anyone who needs help getting back on their feet. Keep up the good work, Heritage Park!”— John Thorson, resident
“I was very apprehensive about transitioning from rehabilitation to long term care, but I didn’t want to be a burden to my family, and I knew I needed more assistance than what my family could give me. The staff at Heritage Park helped me adjust to my new home. I love the family atmosphere and how the staff shows compassion to me and the other residents here. I would recommend Heritage Park to anyone who is not able to return home and needs long term care.”— Ruth Price, resident
“Dad was admitted to Heritage Park in the middle of January 2018. When he arrived, he was bedridden, weak and required assistance with daily living. After just a few weeks of rehabilitation at Heritage Park, my dad was able to walk independently without a walker and able to dress and complete all of his daily living tasks independently. His progress has been nothing short of amazing, and we are grateful to the nursing staff and therapy department of Heritage Park for his fast recovery. Thanks for bringing our dad back to us! May God bless you all!”— Tracy Galloway, daughter of resident